Vice President Mike Pence called the anonymous New York Times op-ed by a “senior” administration official a “new low in American journalism.”
“I think it’s a disgrace. The anonymous editorial published in The New York Times represents a new low in American journalism and I think The New York Times should be ashamed, and I think whoever wrote this anonymous editorial should also be ashamed as well,” Pence told reporters on Thursday.
Pence also urged the author of the piece to resign from the administration.
“Anyone who would write an anonymous editorial smearing this president, who’s provided extraordinary leadership to this country, should not be working for this administration,” Pence asserted. “They ought to do the honorable thing and they ought to resign.”
Earlier in the day, Pence denied being the author of the op-ed. (RELATED: Denials Roll In From Top Trump Officials On NYT Op-Ed)